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SoftBank May Appeal to U.S. Public for T-Mobile Support

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Top message:  PLEASE GOD NO by dougm   Mar 4, 2014, 10:36 AM

Replying to:  Re: PLEASE GOD NO by phonetekmek   Mar 4, 2014, 3:34 PM

Here's what happened

by Zpike    Mar 4, 2014, 6:25 PM

Just before the merger, Nextel was making more profit per customer than Sprint was. After the merger, Sprint hemorrhaged customers for a steady 5 years as it blew tons of cash reserves trying to merge the two networks. When that didn't work Sprint released its own version of PTT, which was inferior to Nextel's. Then Sprint dissolved Nextel and PTT was officially dead. The end result was that Nextel (probably the most profitable carrier in its time) died, leaving its customers no alternative for the services they had enjoyed. Also, Sprint at the end was no bigger or more profitable than they were before acquiring Nextel. But they had wasted a lot of time and money and given up a lot of ground to their competitors. Both companies would have been better off without the merger.

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